"One Spring Morning" by Dennis Smith


AMERICAN, b. 1942

“I thought it would be interesting, rather than to focus on the close proximity of Joseph’s First Vision, to back away and get a broader awareness of the local geography. This allowed me to show the Smith Farm, the family’s cultivated land, and its relationship to the forested area which we have come to know as the Sacred Grove. Still, the profoundness of the event is felt, but from a somewhat different vantage point than we are used to. I feel this gives a fresh perspective and the intimacy of the moment is not compromised.” 

Oil on Canvas

30 x 40 in